Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 2 May 1814

From John Barnes

Monday 2 oCk PM—2d May 1814,

Dear Sir

since the close of my letter & deposit in the post Office—I waited on the Cashr of Bank of Columbia—for information respecting Subscribing1 to the loan—he informed me—this being the last day for receiving Offer, & terms—he was then preparing his—in order to wait on the Secty of the Treasury.—he had two distinct offers to make—viz a 85½ & 88; and lest a further delay might protract the business I did not hesitate to have your Name (as Sole Agents & Atty for Genl Kosciusko)—for $10,000—a 88 for 100—which may possibly be reduced to 85½—

and hope to be prepared in time for its final Consumation—

I am Dr Sir most Respectfully your Obedt

John Barnes,

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello—Virga”; endorsed by TJ as a letter received 7 May 1814 from Georgetown and so recorded in SJL.

The cashr of the Bank of Columbia in Georgetown was William Whann.

1Manuscript: “Subscibing.”

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